Phone: 803-476-4800 (ext. 4862)


Degrees and Certifications:

Ms. Kristi Grooms


“Employ your time in improving yourself by other men’s writings

so that you shall come easily by what others have labored hard for.” (Socrates)


Welcome! I'm Ms. Grooms, and I have been teaching English at Dutch Fork Middle School for 17 years. I've taught all levels of ELA as well as our English I-H Courses. This year I will be teaching 7th and 8th grade College Preparatory English Language Arts. I am a member of Team 82 and teach in Room 102. 


Please feel free to contact me via e-mail ( or phone (476-4800 ext. 4862) if you ever need anything. I am looking forward to a great year!!



BA Literature (USC)

Masters of Teaching Secondary English (USC)

Gifted and Talented Endorsement

NBCT Early Adolsecent Literature

Milken Educator Award (2013)

Advanced Placement Certification in Literature (UCLA 2016)